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Wart Removal NYC, Treatment of Warts


Caused by a viral infection from the human papilloma virus (HPV), warts are common non-cancerous skin growths that come in all different sizes and shapes and can grow on all parts of your body.  Warts can be skin-colored and rough, or dark, flat and smooth.  If not treated, many warts may resolve on their own, but it could take months, or even years.

Even though warts are not dangerous, there are many good reasons people decide to treat warts.  Warts can become painful or bleed when irritated.  Warts may spread to other parts of your body, or even to other people.  You may be embarrassed by the way your warts look.  And, in some cases, your “wart” might not be a wart at all, but rather a more serious cancerous or pre-cancerous skin growth. 

In some cases, warts can be treated with over-the-counter topical treatments.  But many times, warts can be stubbornly resistant to such treatments, and it may take daily applications for many months to fully treat a wart.  Dr. Seidenberg can assess your growth to make sure it is only a wart, and then discuss all the options for removing it.

Wart treatments Procedure Comments
Salicylic Acid Available over the counter for home treatment; must be applied carefully to avoid damaging surrounding skin Must be applied daily; treatment make take months
Cantharidin Topical painless treatment applied in the office Mostly used for Molluscum in children; may require a few treatments
Cryosurgery (“Freezing”) Doctor-applied liquid nitrogen freezes the wart; it may blister off after a few days Most common treatment; especially good for fingers and flat warts
Cutting / burning off After a numbing injection, doctor uses a scalpel and/or an electric needle to cut off / burn off the wart  Great for raised-up warts or suspicious warts; only one treatment needed

While all procedures carry some risk and uncertainty, the removal of warts is normally safe when performed by a qualified, experienced dermatologist.  Dr. Seidenberg will meet with you to assess your warts and discuss your options for treatment, including any possible side affects, such as pigment loss or scarring, you may experience.  Request an appointment online or call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Seidenberg.

317 East 34th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10016

212.421.SKIN (7546)

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